The OADN Board of Directors Announces the Transition to a Virtual Convention for 2020.
As your advocate, OADN works to elevate your voice and foster understanding and ideas around the important trends you face each day as a nurse educator. OADN’s convention remains the only national education offering designed specifically for Associate Degree Nursing educators, with a keen focus on teaching innovations and student success. While we were very much looking forward to our time together in Indianapolis, the ultimate assessment from public health experts was that safety and social distancing could not be maintained throughout the event.
Nevertheless, we are confident that a virtual convention will afford you the many opportunities that the OADN Convention provides each year. These include thought-provoking speakers, engaging workshops, innovative research, top industry exhibitors and networking opportunities. This year’s virtual convention will start on November 5th with live events and continue for several weeks with on-demand and interactive sessions. We are happy to report that this year’s registration fee will be $295 for members and $395 for non-members, inclusive of the all-day Next Gen NLCEX workshop on November 5th, one half-day workshop, and all convention sessions. This represents a 65% savings on registration and nearly 40 CEUs for each attendee!
We are working diligently to ensure that this year’s virtual convention includes the most timely and relevant sessions for you and your programs. As COVID-19 has changed our lives, it has also changed the demands placed on us as nurse educators, requiring creativity and innovation of an unprecedented level. Amidst these challenges, our nation is also confronting longstanding pain that results in severe economic and health disparities, affecting patients, students, and faculty alike. Together, we will share and learn about trending topics in nursing education and concerns draw from current events such as:
- Next Generation NCLEX and clinical reasoning
- Simulation and virtual strategies
- Creative clinical placements
- Nursing’s social mission and the curriculum
- Leadership strategies
- COVID-19 implications for nursing programs
Your work as Associate Degree Nursing educators provides a high-quality pathway into the nursing profession for students of many diverse backgrounds, ensuring a strong nursing workforce and access to healthcare for communities across the nation. Stay tuned for more updates on featured speakers, workshops, and other virtual convention activities. Registration will launch no later than August 1st!
Your friends and partners,